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MN 100: Gencorp Insurance Group


The Company: Gencorp Insurance Group provides the Insurance and Surety needs of Marine Contractors, Vessel Operators and Shipyards throughout the country and Caribbean. Gencorp’s Marine Group facilitates the coverage placement and claims settlement for all insureds, utilizing a team that has a Maritime Academy background or professional waterfront experience. Ask any group of Owners to design and build a full service insurance brokerage with all of the services and resources that they demand – the end result would mirror the Gencorp organization; Marine Insurance, Surety, Claims Management, Employee Benefits, and Financial Services, all under one roof. The Case: Gencorp is licensed in 47 States, Puerto Rico and USVI – this gives Gencorp a national presence, but as a privately held Marine Insurance Brokerage, they remain, as always, responsive to the needs of their Insureds. (As published in the August 2015 edition of Marine News -

SeaWave Introduces Integrator 3.0i

SeaWave LLC, a wireless communications company serving the maritime industry, is proud to announce its most recent addition to the Integrator product line, the Integrator 3.0i. The Integrator 3.0i features a built-in Iridium voice and data modem that allows any vessel to combine Integrator’s Least Cost Routing and SeaWave’s signature Throughput Technology with the low cost service fees of the Iridium constellation creating a low cost, highly available communications system.

Bioremediation Products Demonstrated to USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard recently received a demonstration of two Spillaway brand bio-remediation products, which contain live bacteria or spores that "eat" oil and fuel. Spillaway products are distributed by MEM International. Bio-remediation uses naturally occurring microorganisms to degrade harmful chemicals into non-toxic compounds. Microorganisms break down a wide variety of organic compounds that are found in nature to obtain energy for their growth

U.S. Navy Gives Lockheed Martin the Green Light

The U.S. Navy has given its final approval for Lockheed Martin to proceed with the integration and shipboard installation of the world's first, fully-open architecture Aegis weapon system for a major surface warship. Aegis Open Architecture will be installed in the cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) during its Depot Modernization Period (DMP), scheduled to commence in February 2008. Aegis Open Architecture will allow the Navy to stay on technology's

Shedding the Subsea Offshore LITE

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The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) and Global Industries partnered to share LITE visualization technology and high performance computing capabilities with oil and gas industry leaders at OTC in Houston. “Our hosts for OTC, Global Industries, gave us the opportunity to share our exciting visualization technologies with leaders in the oil and gas industry. Through onsite simulations we developed especially for the conference

U.S., Ghana Complete AMLEP 2015

A Ghanaian military member stands by as the Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) moors at Sekondi Naval Base, Ghana, after completing Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership operations Feb. 24, 2015. Spearhead is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Adam Cole/Released)

  U.S. and Ghanaian and maritime forces completed Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) 2015 operations, Feb. 24, 2015. The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and an embarked combined law enforcement detachment (LEDET), working in tandem with Ghanaian navy’s Western Naval Command Maritime Operations Center (MOC) and patrol vessels, were able to detect three vessels that were violating Ghanaian maritime law and cite them

Supply and Demand: Asia-Med

Sources: Drewry Maritime Research; World Container Index assessed by Drewry

Asia/Med peak season started badly as cargo growth from Asia to the Mediterranean was poor in June, which is an ominous sign for the rest of this year’s peak season. Containerized exports from Asia to the Mediterranean rose by only 1% between May and June, up to 415,000,000 teu, which does not auger well for the rest of the peak season. As the market is partly driven by tourism, much has to be in place before the end of August

DNV GL Updates Offshore Class Rules

Kenneth Vareide, Director of Offshore Class at DNV GL

DNV’s Enhanced Classification Rules for mobile offshore units presented in May have been further improved through a process of industry consultation and feedback. The final versions of the related DNV Offshore Standards have been released and are available now. “Our aim has been to take class a new step forward by focusing on control, transparency and efficiency. In addition - the intention has been to ensure that the latest best practices and innovations are rapidly implemented

Record Volumes at Port Metro Vancouver

Photo: Port Metro Vancouver

Canada's largest and most diverse port has released its 2013 year-end results showing continued growth, including a repeat of record volumes in the container and bulk sectors. In 2013, Port Metro Vancouver also advanced several ongoing capacity building infrastructure projects, updated and extended environmental initiatives and participated in substantial community engagement activities. The 2013 year-end statistics report shows that Port Metro Vancouver handled 135 million metric tons of

Caterpillar, Uptake to Create Analytic Solutions

Photo by Caterpillar Inc

  To help customers around the world better understand the health of their equipment and optimize machine availability, Caterpillar announced it has entered into a technology and predictive analytics agreement with Uptake, provider of a dynamic analytics and insight platform for a wide array of industries, based in Chicago, Illinois. Caterpillar has made a minority investment in Uptake and will jointly develop an end-to-end platform for predictive diagnostics to help

Growth in the Leased Container Equipment Fleet to Slow

Source: Drewry Maritime Research

 Following markedly slow growth of just 3.5% in 2015 due to decreased rental demand, the global leased container equipment operating fleet is forecast to increase by little more than 1% in 2016, according to the latest edition of the Container Leasing Industry Annual Report 2016

Maersk Sees Rough Seas Ahead

File photo: Maersk Line

The economic slowdown in China and the slump in commodity prices has impacted container trade in South Africa with the dry exports market, made up of mostly mining commodities, declining by 2 percent year-on-year in October and declining by 4 percent over the last quarter.

Nakilat Delivers Steady Performance in Q3

Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti Photo Nakilat

 Nakilat has announced its financial results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2016, where the Company’s net profit reached QR 749 million compared to QR 757 million for the same period last year. The Board of Directors stated that the company’s strategic long-term

Saudi Shipper Bahri Q3 Net Profit Falls

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), the exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco, reported a 37.6 percent drop in third-quarter net profit on Monday. The company's net profit for the three months to Sept. 30 was 318.4 million riyals ($84.92 million), down from 510

Neches River Traffic Restricted due to Sunken Boat

Vessel traffic on the Neches River is restricted as a result of a shrimp boat that sank Monday morning. At approximately 3 a.m., the Captain Kevin sank in the Neches River, causing oil sheen and one minor injury. The vessel is currently located approximately 1500 feet from the end of the

Finland's Wartsila Sticks to 2016 Outlook

File Image: a Wartsila built marine engine (Wartsila)

Finnish ship engine and power plant maker Wartsila reported weaker-than-expected quarterly profit and order intake on Wednesday. Wartsila cited tight competition in the energy markets and overcapacity of ships. However, the company repeated its full-year profitability outlook

Dynagas 2Q Results Upbeat

Photo: Dynagas LNG Partners LP

 The financial results of Greece-based Dynagas LNG Partners LP (DLNG) for Q2 beat Wall Street expectations.    The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. It has profit of 43 cents per share

Gener8 Maritime Net Income Up 91%

Photo Gener8 Maritime

Announcing its financial results today for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 Gener8 Maritime, Inc. reported net income of $38.0 million, or $0.46 basic and diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2016, a 91% increase compared to $19

STX Heavy Under Rehabilitation Process

Photo: Pan Ocean

 The Seoul Central District Court begins  a rehabilitation process for STX Heavy Industries Co, after the financially strapped company applied for protection late last month, reports Yonhap.   STX Heavy Industries is the latest victim in South Korea's faltering maritime industry

Danaos Reports Strong 1H

Danaos H.O. Photo Danaos

Danaos Corporation today reported unaudited results for the period ended June 30, 2016. Highlights for the Second Quarter and Half Year Ended June 30, 2016:   * Adjusted net income1 of $47.7 million, or $0.43 per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $38

MISC Reports Higher Profit Despite Revenue Loss


* Group revenue for the quarter and the 6 months period ended 30 June 2016, were lower than the corresponding quarter and 6 months period ended 30 June 2015.   * Group profit before tax for the quarter and the 6 months period ended 30 June 2016

Maersk Drilling Delivers $164m Profit

Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO in Maersk Drilling  Photo Maersk

Maersk Drilling delivered a profit of USD 164m (USD 218m) in the second quarter of 2016. The result is positively impacted by a strong operational performance with an average uptime of 98% and savings on operating costs, however partly offset by more idle days

5K Workers Lose Jobs in Korean Shipyards

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

 According to a report by Korea Economic Daily the number of workers who left Korea's top-three shipbuilding companies - Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering - in the first half of this year is estimated at around 5,000.  

New Container Equipment Prices to Fall to Record Lows

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd AG

 Cheaper production and material costs as well as weaker demand has driven the price of new container equipment down to record lows and is forecast to fall  further during 2016, according to the latest edition of the Container Census report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry

New Offshore Gangway Launched at ONS

Image: Bosch Rexroth

The new Barge Master Gangway will be presented at the joint booth of Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth during the international offshore trade exhibition ONS (Offshore Northern Seas) in Stavanger.   The next generation gangway, a result of cooperation between Bosch Rexroth and Barge Master

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